Friday, April 6, 2012

When A Christian Sins

"For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him." 2 Corinthians 5:21

I heard this story on the radio recently: A woman was mourning and grieving over sins she committed after becoming a Believer and follower of Jesus. She had confessed them to God but was struggling with the fact that even after knowing Jesus and receiving the mercy of God - she still sins...and even WANTS TO sometimes. She was talking with her pastor about this and he asked her:

"During your entire lifetime, before and after your salvation, how many sins did you commit after Jesus died and rose again?"

She answered, "All of them."

He assured her, "Jesus died for all of our sins. You confess, He forgives. Then you must receive His forgiveness by faith, just like you received your salvation by faith. Ask Him daily for the strength to live according to His way and He will give it. Remember that the book of 1 John was written to Believers. And 1 John 1:9 says, "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us and cleanse us from ALL unrighteousness." So, keep confessing and receiving His mercy and every day, walk humbly with your God."

And a few days after that radio broadcast I read this in Spurgeon's Morning and Evening:

"Look to thy perfect Lord and remember thou art complete in Him; thou art in God's sight as perfect as thou hadst never sinned; nay more than that, the Lord our Righteousness hath put a divine garment on thee, so that thou hast more than the righteousness of man - thou hast the righteousness of God.

Remember - none of thy sins condemn thee

Thy standing is not in thyself, it is in Christ, thine acceptance is not in thyself, but in thy Lord; thou art as much accepted of God today, with all thy sinfulness, as thou wilt be when thou standest before His throne, free from all corruption.

With thy Saviour's garment on, thou art holy as the Holy One.

Christian, let thy heart rejoice, for thou art "accepted in the Beloved" - what hast thou to fear?

Let thy face ever wear a smile; live near thy Maker; live in the suburbs of the Celestial City; for soon, when thy time has come, thou shalt rise up where thy Jesus sits, and reign at His right hand; and all this because the divine Lord "was made to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him." (M&E, April 4)

Only God knows those whose hearts are truly sorry for their sins; so sorry that the poor in spirit mourns and grieves not over getting caught, perhaps, but that a total transgression of their Holy God has taken place. Only God knows the ones who are contrite, that is, by definition, "ground to powder" in a spirit of grief over their missing of the mark. This is the kind of sorrow that brings true repentance. True repentance is the desire to run in the opposite direction from that sin that stained them so. I have been there and it is a begging of God to help me to never do it again.

And God is near to them that have a broken heart. "The LORD is close to those whose hearts are breaking; He rescues those who are humbly sorry for their sins." Psalm 34:18 The Living Bible

or as it is written in the King James

"The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit."

God hears the prayers and forgives and cleanses those whose hearts mourn over their sin. And then their morning is turned to joy and their sighing into singing. ONLY BELIEVERS AND TRUSTERS OF JESUS CHRIST KNOW THE JOY OF BEING FORGIVEN BY GOD.

Many are His promises of joy for the repentant:

"Oh what joy for those whose rebellion is forgiven, whose sin is put out of sight!" Psalm 32:1

"The humble will be filled with fresh joy from the LORD." Isaiah 29:19

"Let all who seek God's help live in joy." Psalm 69:32

"Shout for joy all you whose hearts are pure." Psalm 32:11b

"I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness..." Isaiah 61:10

"To all who mourn in Israel, He will give beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness."
Isaiah 61:3

"You will be filled with joy as you stand firm in your faith." 2 Corinthians 1:24b

"Joy fills hearts that are planning peace." Proverbs 12:20

"The life of the godly is full of life and joy."
Proverbs 13:9

This is Rosie. She is my best-dog-girlfriend, ever. She is my "mostly companion" in the flesh. If I leave the room, even though she is completely sacked out on the couch, she awakens and follows me. She has been my "Rose-BUD" for 12 years now. We have grown closer and closer over those dozen years. And God has shown me so many things through her little life...especially about sin in mine.

As you can see, she is mostly white. When she is clean she is perfectly pink and white. After a week of roaming our yard (she is in and out all day) she turns a creamy color and then finally she looks yellow. I no longer want her on the couch and need to wash my hands immediately when I pet her now. She is dirty and needs a bath. But, this week-of-living-dirt is nothing compared to the REAL dirt I've seen her get into.

I have watched her out in the grassy backyard. She sniffs something on the ground and begins to paw at it. She sniffs again and paws again. And I know it's coming. Before I can run to the door and call her in, she is rolling delightedly in this funk. Her white neck is stained brown with grime and filth and she flat out stinks. It was no doubt something dead. Why my beloved dog wants to roll in the nasty is beyond me. God whispers to my heart, "Why do you?"

Rosie sleeps on a pallet of old quilts beside my bed on the floor. She must have a bath after these rolling episodes because she definitely cannot be near me, under my nose, where I can smell her. Mostly she is reluctant to get a bath, but sometimes, actually more often than not these days...she is ready to get one and even JUMPS into the tub. This makes the job of bathing her much easier.

Once she's been bathed, its on...the joy run! She shakes with joy all over and streaks through the entire house like a bolt of white lightning! God whispers to my heart again, "Like you, when you've come clean."

I keep praising Him again and again for all the filth He's washed away from me. When a Christian sins, we have One who sticks closer than a brother. He cleanses us from all unrighteousness and clothes us with the robe of righteousness.

Praise Jesus again!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

He's Got You

It has been a while since I have felt the leading of the LORD to write anything. A lot of things have been weighing on my mind these last couple of months and I have maintained a quiet busyness. This has been a blessing as my season working in the deli at the grocery store came to an end in January after our return from the school trip to Italy with my 17 year old daughter.

Last Friday night I was clearing away the dinner dishes and silently going over my worries. I was thinking over all the regrets I have as a parent, the failures, poor choices...all those little things that are heavy now that Rachel is approaching the EXIT of our home. She will be 18 this July. As I wiped down the table I heard the LORD whisper in my ear, just as clear as a bell,

"You can't mess this up. I'm going to use it all."

Friends, what a weight lifted off my chest at that moment! What a great relief He gave to me. And Oh, praise Jesus, again!

The next morning was Saturday, March 17th. I woke up and had a word from God that I felt needed to be written down. I want to share it with you. I hope it encourages you the way it did me.

Pilgrim, there is no reason to despair, because God is near. His promises are true and reliable. He says He will never leave you or forsake you. He says He is building a place for you where He is – so that at the very right time – a time He alone knows, He will come and get you to be with Him – forever.

Where He lives there is no sorrow there, no tears, no pain and no death. There you will receive your inheritance from Him who chose you before the foundation of the world. So, fear not little lamb, it is the Father's good pleasure to give you the Kingdom, where the fruit grows every month and the river of life sparkles free and clear.

And our sweet Redeemer and Advocate, Jesus, says, “Let the thirsty ones come – anyone who wants to. Let them come and drink the water of life without charge.” All of the griefs in this mortal world will be gone forever. No more daily assault from liars, unbelievers, corrupt, murderers, the immoral, those who practice witchcraft, idol worshippers – nothing evil will be allowed to ever enter His great eternal HOLY Kingdom – no one who practices shameful idolatry and dishonesty – no sexually immoral and no one who loves to live a lie will be there.

There will only be the Holy ones, the humble ones, the pure in spirit and heart – the ones who have seen and believed and the ones who have not seen and believe anyway. That's you, my dear – and me- we are those who have put our faith and trust in Jesus Christ, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He has invited us to the marriage supper of the Lamb. He has washed us and made us clean and white as snow. He has encouraged us to believe and live. He has given us eternal life by the shedding of His blood for the remission of our sins. He has given us a measure of faith to believe. He has given us the hope of eternity in our hearts and He ever lives to make intercession for us as we make our journey Home.

So, do not despair, fellow pilgrim, Jesus has us. He will see to our expected end. He has written our names down in His book. He is near, now and forever. His promises are true. He is God and God cannot lie. So, give thanks to the LORD for He is good, His faithful love endures forever!

“We have this assurance:
those who belong to God will live;
their bodies will rise again!
Those who sleep in the earth
will rise up and sing for joy!
For God's light of life will fall down like dew
on His people in the place of the dead!”

Isaiah 26:19 New Living Translation

One last thing I wanted to share with you. Someone said last week, "Every single trial comes to an end. Every one." Hallelujah!

God bless you, dear ones. Thanks again for reading and praying for us. Jenn

Thursday, February 23, 2012


I picked up an old devotion in the used book store recently. As I was thumbing through it this passage stuck out. I have re-read it several times and it bears sharing.
Spring is coming...Praise Jesus!

"What inexpressible joy for me, to look up through the apple-blossoms and the fluttering leaves, and to see God's love there; to listen to the thrush that has built his nest among them, and to feel God's love, who cares for the birds, in every note that swells his little throat; to look beyond to the bright blue depths of the sky, and to feel they are a canopy of blessing, -- the roof of the house of my Father; that if the clouds pass over it, it is the unchangeable light they veil; that, even when the day itself passes, I shall see that the night itself only unveils new worlds of light; and to know that if I could unwrap fold after fold of God's universe, I should only unfold more and more blessing, and see deeper and deeper into the love which is at the heart of all."

by Elizabeth Charles
From Daily Strength For Daily Needs compiled by Mary W. Tileston

Let all those that put their trust in Thee rejoice: ...let them also that love Thy name be joyful in Thee. Psalm 5:11

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures. Psalm 23:2

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

On Italy...pulled the post

Sorry guys. I pulled the post I wrote on my trip to Italy with Rachel. It's just one of those things I wrote that I don't have peace about.
I might post just the pix later.
God bless you.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Inventory 2011

I have just finished weeping my tired eyes out before the LORD over our finances. My husband's check just came in and my job is to wisely spend it. We are at the tail end of the year. The property taxes, home owner's insurance and car insurance are all due. So are the light bill, the water bill, and school tuition. Groceries and gas must be included, as well. Our God, Jesus Christ, is The God of Miracles. Our trembling before our problems He calls "faithless". See here what I mean:

"When they arrived at the foot of the mountain, a huge crowd was waiting for them. A man came and knelt before Jesus and said, "Lord, have mercy on my son, because he has seizures and suffers terribly. He often falls into the fire or the water. So, I brought him to your disciples, but they couldn't heal him."

Jesus replied, "You stubborn, faithless people! How long must I be with you until you believe? How long must I put up with you? Bring the boy to Me." Then Jesus rebuked the demon in the boy, and it left him. From that moment on the boy was well.

Afterward the disciples asked Jesus privately, "Why couldn't we cast out that demon?"

"You didn't have enough faith," Jesus told them, "I assure you, even if you had faith as small as a mustard seed you could say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it would move. Nothing would be impossible."
Matthew 17:14-21 NLT

This was not only MY reading this morning, but my husband's, as well. We found this out after our Bible studies this morning over a quick goodbye prayer. God has us on the same page.

There is no money to slather thinly in all the areas I mentioned above. And the part that brought me to tears is this: The Christmas Expectation.

I mentioned to a friend of mine that I was not planning on putting up the tree until someone in my family finally mentions it. Deep inside I am hoping that all the holiday cheer out there will be enough for them in here. No. Last night the youngest Morris asked, "When can we put up the Christmas tree?". I asked in return, "Why do we need a tree at home, when we can enjoy so many different beautiful ones everywhere else?" The answer: "Because WE NEED PRESENTS UNDER OUR tree."

And THIS is what broke me this morning. The presents. What presents? Where will these presents come from? How can I make that slather any thinner? And moreover, WHAT do any of my people NEED in addition to ALL that we ALREADY HAVE???

I felt like that was a heavenly question as I blubbered on my knees. And then it came to me; a Christmas Inventory. So, I wiped up and sat down here at the computer and typed out the list. I made four copies; one for each member of my household.
And once these are all filled out in quiet honesty by each one of us, I will gather them up and see what else is truly NEEDED under this wonderful roof my Miraculous LORD has supplied. And a more marvelous thought came to me (from Him, I'm sure). After the tree is put up, I am going to request that we display some of our favorite things under the tree as a sweet reminder of what we ALREADY HAVE. How's that for a Christmas Inventory?


How many pieces of clothing do you have? ________________________

How many pairs of shoes do you have? ________________________

How many books (not Bibles) do you have? ________________________

How many DVDs do you have? _________________________

How many computers are in your home? _________________________

How many CDs do you have? _________________________

Please name the number of times you have gone
hungry and without being able to eat this year: __________________________

How many vehicles do you have? ___________________________

Please name the number of times you have gone
without shelter this year? ___________________________

How many toys do you have? ___________________________

How many Bibles do you have? ___________________________

How many times have you gone to the movies this year? ___________________________

How many times have you eaten out this year? ___________________________

Please name the number of eyes you have that work: ___________________________

Please name the number of ears you have that work: ____________________________

Please name the number of arms and legs you have that work: ___________________________

Please write the number of times you eat and drink daily: ____________________________

Please guess how many steps you take each day without effort: ___________________________

How many days this year have you gone without a shower or bath
because of lack of water supply? ___________________________

How many times have you thanked God this year? ____________________________

What do you NEED that you do not have
right now? _______________________________________________________________________

Jesus said, "Look at the lilies and how they grow. They don't work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and gone tomorrow, won't he more surely care for you? You have so little faith (Jennifer)! And don't worry about food - what to eat and drink. Don't worry whether God will provide it for you. These things dominate the thoughts of most people, (just go to the mall and watch them) but (Jennifer) your Father already knows your needs. He will give you all you need from day to day if you make the Kingdom of God your primary concern.

So, don't be afraid, little flock (Morris Household). For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom."
Luke 12:27-32 NLT

I love living on the edge, by the way. I love knowing God is my supplier and not numbers on a perforated piece of paper. I love going to my piddly little part time job, donning my hair net and knowing that God has me right where He wants me...not for the money, but for His purpose. He has asked me to go there and pray. And it is my joy to have the privilege to do it.

Forgive me, dear Savior, for my faithlessness and forgetfulness for all the provision You have faithfully supplied my entire life. Thank You for the Christmas Inventory. May we rejoice in Your kindness and spend our days looking up in remembrance with a smile on our faces. Thank You for coming and dwelling among us and for agreeing to submit Yourself for The Sacrifice. Your Holy Blood makes a way for me and mine...and any one who will believe. I love YOU! Amen.

Monday, August 22, 2011

She Considers A Field and Buys It...

"She considers a field and buys it; from her profits she plants a vineyard." Proverbs 31:16

There are many daunting passages of scripture for women and Proverbs Chapter 31 is, perhaps, at the top of that list. Verse ten begins with a mother's question to her son: "Who can find a virtuous wife?" Oh dear, yes...indeed...who can? The description laid out by King Lemuel's mother suggests the impossible woman. Who can find her? Does she even exist?

Isn't it just like our LORD to keep the bar raised high? The challenge put to His daughters starts with a simple question. It grabs your attention, the question WHO. It seems to be a list of qualities in a woman that is utterly impossible to obtain. I have prayed over this list for years now and have asked the LORD just what those verses mean to me today. What does GOD want from me as a wife for his son? What does GOD expect of me when I read this beautiful description of The Virtuous Wife? Because, I want to be her. And if you are married and a woman, don't you desire to be her, too? Husbands, don't you want her as your wife?

Over the years, I think God has revealed different aspects of this passage to me. But, last week...I think He gave me the absolute clincher. And I HAVE to share it with or woman...married or doesn't matter. You will see the magnitude of it.

I have listened to many teachings on Proverbs 31:10-31. I have read books, ad nauseum regarding it, as well. As I said, I have prayed and pondered and wondered all about those things I do not fully understand. What, in essence, is the gist of it all?

Love God, Serve Him with a loyal and willing heart. Stay humble. Stay close to Him. Cast all your cares upon Him because He cares for you. Take the utmost care of those He has put in your charge. Do not fret, it only causes harm. Worry is like sitting in a car, needing to go, but without any keys. Praying is like having the keys to the car. You can go. Worrying is silly and accomplishes NOTHING. Prayer is POWERFUL and accomplishes MUCH! Without Jesus, you can do nothing. With Him ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.

The Virtuous Wife knows these things and lives by them. So, with the understanding of that info above...that is where I am now. But lately, I have been asking God for a whole lot of financial help. I have been asking Him to help us get ahead instead of just the daily bread. Is that wrong? I don't know. I have asked Him to forgive me, if it is. I fully realize that He gives us just what we need and when. I will share an absolutely marvelous example of this with you. Sit down. (Or you will fall down, if you are standing.)

I was going to start this sentence with "Rod and I", but I know who makes these that wouldn't be fair. I decided to stop our tv service with a wonderful Christian company called Sky Angel. We used to get this service thru a satellite dish. It was wonderful. Several years ago they changed their technology and told us that they would no longer use the satellite dish but they would give us the service thru our modem and use the high speed internet to deliver our tv programming. We got a new receiving box and that ugly dish sat on our rooftop without any use. (No biggie, really).

For us, the new IPTV (internet provided television) thru Sky Angel was an absolute disaster. The feed skips constantly and there was no enjoyment in Christian TV anymore. Every other word was "buffering" or "retrieving". Watching TV was like listening to a broken record (or for those of you who do not know what a record is....think: a skipping CD). The service was $25.00/month. It was no longer a good deal and proved to be a big pain. So, after months of phone calls to their tech support...we finally gave in the towel and canceled our service. We had been with them for more than five years. We were all bummed out. Especially Gracie who is six and really grew up on Sky Angel. She loved all the Jesus cartoons and Bible stories. Rod and I really missed Christian World News. It was a total blessing hearing the news from a Biblical perspective.

I got on Sky Angel's facebook page to see if we were the only ones with this problem. No, many others were also having the same issues with the "improved" technology. One lady said she had switched to DirecTV's "family package". I looked online and within two days, after discussing it with Rod, we signed up...a two year contractual agreement. For just $10.00 more per month we could have some
Christian channels and some kid-friendly channels (or so I thought at the time) for Gracie. You know where this is going, don't you?

Now, before we got Sky Angel...we had NO TV service for three years. We had not seen network TV since 2003. A LOT HAS CHANGED ON TV SINCE 2003!!! Apparently, you can say or do or show ANYTHING you want to now on TV...even in commercials. Everything we saw was smut, indecent, inappropriate, full of innuendo, godless, despicable, raunchy or vulgar. The "kid-friendly" networks provided continuous lessons on being deceitful and also disrespectful to not only your siblings but also to your parents. And all the parents are total boobs. The kids are brilliant in the most devious ways. The reigning authority on all kids' programming seems to be the ever-present worldview "Do what you want if it feels right to you." Gracie's behavior began to repulse me and shock me. And it was my own fault. I felt like we allowed a demon to move in to our home. And I felt obligated to "entertain" this demon because we were paying for it.

Two months. It took us two months of being continually upset over WHAT NOT TO WATCH that I finally said to Rod, "I'm getting rid of it." He said, "You signed a contract, didn't you?" I said, "I don't care. Whatever it costs to get out of it...will be money well spent. This was the biggest mistake we have ever made. We are using God's money to be entertained by watching people sin." It sounded like words coming from God's lips. I knew I didn't make that up myself. And those words rung in our ears for days afterward. Rod even used them in his class at the Mission with the guys in the recovery program. It was the LORD.

Guess how much it cost to get out of the contract? $440.00. No kidding. They told me they would give me discounts and rebates if we would just stay. I refused. I stayed on the phone that night until Midnight with a customer service rep who could not understand that we did not want the service...even if it were FREE. I told her we made a mistake. It is not right for our family. It is not right for us as Christians who desire to please God. Every channel is laced with impropriety in some sort...even the FOOD NETWORK. Why do you have to have your cleavage spilling out towards the camera to make "Everyday Italian" food? Why? "Because sex sells, Mom". That was Rachel's seventeen year old wisdom.

We didn't have $440.00 to pay the bill. They assured me they would debit the money from my card they have on file. Great. It's a debit card. No money in the account equals...many problems. Of course, I prayed like mad that God would forgive us for our incredible stupidity...mine especially. I prayed that He would cause them to reduce the early cancellation fee. But, His Divine answer found it's way into my tired ears that night on the phone..."No". Okay, if He says "no" then, it doesn't matter. He has a lesson to teach us. It's an expensive lesson, but we will manage somehow. I was sick about it, but soooooo relieved to remove the demon from our home.

I prayed for days. In the meantime, my mom returned a gold bracelet to me that she had borrowed. I had plans (more like a fantasy) to sell that bracelet so that Rod and I could go to the beach. I knew it would not pay for a whole beach vacation, but it probably would have contributed to a nice dinner out in St. Augustine (ahhh, someday). I left the bracelet in it's box and decided to just forget about selling it. I actually forgot about the bracelet, too.

And then my mom called one afternoon last week. The EXACT day I got the bill from DirecTV...$447.36. UGH! I hated that our overdraft was going to be used for THAT, but whatever. My mom asked me what I had done with that bracelet. I told her where it was. She told me to get it right away and take it to this man she had just done business with. "He will give you a fair price, I promise. I bet you'll be able to pay that dumb "cable" bill."

I ran right home. I got the bracelet. I took it to the place she suggested and they said, they could offer me...$440.09. TEEEE-HEEE! With God All Things ARE POSSIBLE. If they had reduced the amount of the early cancellation fee, then I would not have been praying so hard that God would help us. It's true. So, I am utterly convinced (yet, once again) that God is absolutely sovereign over all that happens and He is totally in control. Hallelujah and Amen.

So, what does this have to do with The Virtuous Woman? I have been praying this prayer, "Please multiply what we do have. Please teach me to be financially wise. Please give me wisdom to "consider a field and buy it". Teach me to make a good investment that pays off in the end." So, I'm thinking real estate or a small business of some kind. I don't know. But, I've been keeping my eyes open for that field. A field. Some kind of field to purchase after I've considered it. I've been praying for wisdom regarding the field. And of course, I've been hanging out in the Book of John. Can't stay away from there. I can't even tell you how many times I've read it.

John considered himself to be one of Jesus' best friends. John completely loved his Jesus. Jesus must have considered John to be his best friend, I think. Because He entrusted John with the responsibility for the care of His own mother while dying on the cross. Like, He made His will out...then and there... as the Firstborn Son of the family. Why didn't Jesus entrust Mary to one of His brothers? Have you ever thought about that? He said He didn't entrust HIMSELF to any man because He knew what was in the hearts of men. (You know...that gross truth from Jeremiah 17:9..."The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it? I, the LORD, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings." I say: "Yick and YIKES" to that!

Consider a field. Jesus said, Consider the lilies, how they grow. They grow in a field. Jesus talked about a field. He talked about a field being white and ready for harvest. But, the laborers are few. And...we are supposed to pray to the LORD of the harvest to send laborers......consider a field. She considers a field and buys it. She buys the field. She pays for the field that is ready for harvest.

And then my dear friend Kim Pavlich went on a mission trip to Guatemala to help orphans there. She urged me to follow her trip by reading her blog. I read it and I prayed for her and then she began posting pictures of these orphans. Smiling...all smiling and calling her "Mommy". And that night, I sat here at my computer and just lost it completely. I haven't had a crying jag like that in ages. (I had been praying that God would break my heart again because I had been feeling lukewarm after all that TV watching!) So, I'm looking at these orphans and weeping like a waterfall and I send a message to my full-time missionary friends, Dennis and Cindy McCutcheon (also stationed in Guatemala). I told them about my blubbery ordeal looking at Kim's pictures and they both sent me emails telling me I wasn't losing it, but perhaps God was trying to tell me something. Dennis encouraged me to remember that the GOERS are not more important than the SENDERS.

And then the LORD revealed it to me...She considers a field and buys it. Jesus said, "Do you not say, 'There are still four months and then comes the harvest'? Behold I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest! And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together. For in this the saying is true: 'One sows and another reaps.' I sent you to reap that for which you have not labored and you have entered into their labors." John 4:35-38

He also said, "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21

Ding-dong...I hear the door bell. Oh, look, it's Jesus! He has not asked me to sit back and enjoy my stay here in the "waiting room". He has asked me to be a servant. The virtuous woman is as busy as a bee. She does not eat the bread of idleness. And she is secure in the winter because her home is covered in scarlet (the blood of Jesus). The "field that I am to consider for purchase" is to use God's money to support the is an eternal purchase where moth and rust cannot destroy. You can never ever take away a person's salvation. It is the gift of God and it is irrevocable. Those orphans may not have much in this world, but they could have everything God has to offer in His Kingdom...IF I would only consider the field and buy it.

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God bless you.
Thank you for reading and praying.
Love, Jenn

Monday, August 8, 2011

My New Food Blog!

Here is a copy of the first post on my new blog: My Sugar Free Kitchen. I will be making a recipe post this week (Sugar Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies...they were the Bomb, by the way)! Here is the link. Let me know what you think!

I have had some comments from my readers that making an actual "comment" on this blog is difficult. From now on I will leave a link to my mail box so you can comment that way, if you'd like.
God bless you and thanks for reading!
Love, Jenn